HAYS — Newton High School graduate Kate Lehman, who just completed her junior season with the Fort Hays State women's basketball team, was named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-America honorable mention for the 2013-14 season.
Lehman led Fort Hays State to its third straight 20-win season. She averaged 16.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.4 blocks a game. She led the nation in NCAA Division II in blocked shots and was among the national leaders in rebounds.
This season, she set single-season school records in free throws attempted (229), rebound average and blocked shots (155). She was second in rebounds (324) and fifth in free throws made (158).
Lehman holds the school career record in blocked shots (374, which is seventh all-time in NCAA Division II). She is fourth in free throws attempted (531), fifth in free throws made (356), fifth in scoring average (14.5), seventh in rebounds (772), seventh in field goal percentage (.526) and ninth in scoring (1,262). Lehman is one of 17 FHSU players who have scored 1,000 or more career points.
She is the first Fort Hays State player ever selected to the All-America team since the Tigers moved to NCAA Division II. She is the first selection overall since Annette Wiles in 1989-90 (NAIA).
competes at nationals
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Newton High School junior Jared Langley will compete in the 10th National High School Coaches Association Junior Wrestling Nationals today through Sunday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Langley won the state title for Newton this season at 182 pounds. He is a three-time state medalist. There are 57 entries in his weight class at the tournament.
ninth at Bethany
McPHERSON — The Bethel College golf team is ninth after the first day of play at the Bethany Invitational Thursday at the Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson.
Southwestern leads the field at 303, followed by Bethany at 307, Bethany II at 310, Sterling at 317, Bethany III at 316, Ottawa at 322, Friends at 335, Kansas Wesleyan at 344 and Bethel at 358.
Shane Gilbert of Southwestern, Seth Bryan of Southwestern, Tanner George of Sterling, Matt O'Neal of Bethany II and Lewis Blair of Bethany III are all tied for the lead with a three-over 73.
For Bethel, Matthew Dewberry has a 42-41—83, followed by Chris Santoya at 42-48—90, Ethan Rodenberg at 44-48—92, Kyle Regier at 47-46—93 and Jaden Schmidt at 51-45—96. Extra entries Drew Trollope (53-53) and Tevin Walker (51-55) each had a 106.
The tournament concludes today.
Wedgewood Senior Men
1. Bob Schmidt, Bob Niblett, Jack Bender, Gib Toman -5.
2. Bob Wilson, Jim Loflin, Don Bastin, Paul Normandin -5.
3. Fred Franklin, Dick Morrison, Dick Holobek, J.D. Pearce -4.
Closest to pin on 3 — Brian Curtis. Closest to pin 8 — Gene May.
Next play — 9 a.m. Thursday.